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86 new cases as Yucatan’s coronavirus fatalities approach 2,500

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Dra. Patricia Muños Miranda, head of the Program Against Respiratory Diseases, lists new infections and fatalities by municipality during Monday’s SSY briefing. Photo: Facebook

New coronavirus infections were fewer than 100 for the first time in six days, according to data released Monday by Yucatan health authorities.

While the news of 86 new cases breaks a brief surge in infections, daily deaths totaled 10, the highest tally since Oct. 18. Since April, nearly 2,500 COVID-19 patients have died in Yucatan.

Doctors detected 85 new infections and reported 10 fatalities related to COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.

That brings to 21,176 the number of cases officially registered in Yucatan since March.

Active cases include 1,107 patients well enough to recover at home under medical supervision. The other 161 are in the hospital, one fewer than the day before. Over the summer, hospitalizations were more than three times that many, stretching resources to the limit.

The most recent fatalities included six men and four women ranging in age from 45 to 87. All but one had complicating factors such as obesity or diabetes.

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